Following nearly twenty years of service on the staffs of six Baptist churches in the Richmond area, Ron Hall joined the Virginia Baptist Foundation in 1996 as the Director of Communications/Public Relations. In May, 2005, he was named as the fifth President of the Foundation. He currently supervises six staff members and has the responsibility for the implementation of effective fund raising programs to strengthen and enhance ministries affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. In fact over the past ten years, donors have contributed over $76.3 million to the Foundation and they have distributed over $68.9 million to various donor-directed local, regional, state, national & international missions causes. Today the assets under management of the Foundation are approximately $120 million.
Ron is a graduate of the National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, N.C.) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bluefield College (Bluefield, VA). He has done additional study at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the University of Memphis and the University of Richmond.
Ron is the President of the Virginia Baptist Foundation Financial Services Corporation, a former President (2011) of the National Association of Baptist Foundation Chief Executive Officers, the 2011 Recipient of the Primitivo Delgado Christian Service Award from Bluefield College and is active with several nonprofits and seated on a foundation board. He enjoys antique automobiles, American history, museums and music.
Ron is a native of Richmond, VA and married to the former Celeste Joyner, a Career Coach Specialist in the Virginia Community College System. They have two adult daughters.